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Photo caption: Connie Mississippi, Pythagoras, 1995. The Center for Art in Wood’s Museum Collection, Donated by Bruce and Marina Kaiser. Photo by John Carlano. Curated by Miriam Seidel Connie Mississippi is known for the powerful and graceful turned-wood sculptures that position her among the important artists who have emerged through the contemporary wood-turning movement. Opening this spring in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery, this exhibition is an unusual form of retrospective, bringing together for the first time examples of her notable…Find out more »
Reading and Tour | Guest Curator and Author Miriam Seidel | Sat July 21, 2018 | 2 – 3:30 pm | at The Center for Art in Wood | FREE Join us for a special event with author, and curator, Miriam Seidel on Sat. July 21st. Seidel will read from The Speed of Clouds her recently released novel published by New Door Books. Afterward, Seidel will give an in-depth tour of Connie Mississippi: Circle of Time, the exhibition she curated.…Find out more »
The Windgate ITE International Residency (Windgate ITE) program is a collegial experience in which the Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration. This multi-disciplinary exhibition reflects each resident’s experience and includes work produced prior to the residency. The Resident Fellows are encouraged to pursue both individual and collaborative work that is exploratory and experimental. Three-dimensional work will be accompanied by photos, video, and other documentation depicting the summer experience. THE 2018 WINDGATE ITE RESIDENT FELLOWS ARE: Cha Jong-Rye,…Find out more »
DesignPhiladelphia Open House | The Center for Art in Wood | Fri. Oct 5, 2018 | 5 – 8 pm Join us for a DesignPhiladelphia Open House at The Center on October 5th during First Friday in Old City. Catch our Museum Collection speaker series, Object Lesson a First Friday featuring writer and curator Sarah Archer. Walk through our gallery and experience the current exhibition allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018 showcasing the work of our Windgate ITE International Residency Fellows. To learn more…Find out more »
Past and Present: Panel Discussion with Windgate ITE Fellows | Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 | 2 – 4 pm | The Center for Art in Wood FREE Join us for the closing celebration of allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2018 with a panel discussion featuring past Fellows Amy Forsyth and Michael Brolly and present Windgate ITE Fellows Vivian Chiu, Michael Puryear and Janine Wang moderated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director of the Center. Hear about their experiences during the Windgate ITE…Find out more »
Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life Curated by Glenn Adamson November 2, 2018 – January 19, 2019 Visit the online gallery here. The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present the work of renowned wood artist Merryll Saylan in an exhibition celebrating the timeline of her career. When she began turning in the 1970s, Saylan was one of few women in the craft field. While her contemporaries gravitated toward furniture-making and the use of exotic woods, Saylan—who came…Find out more »
Turning Sixty, Maple, 10 x 21 x 16 , The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Donated by the Artist Photo Credit: John Carlano Gallery Talk | Merryll Saylan and Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken| Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 | 2 - 4 pm | at The Center Join us for a gallery talk about the exhibition Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life. Curated by Glenn Adamson, this exhibition celebrates the timeline of her career. Walk through the exhibit with…Find out more »
Celebrating Community: A Gallery Talk | Sat. Jan. 19, 2019 | 2 – 4 pm | The Center for Art in Wood Join us for the closing celebration of Merryll Saylan: This is Your Life with a gallery talk focused on community by Saylan and the participants from her workshop. Learn about their experience and the work produced during the two-day workshop. Hear about Saylan's involvement with the other woodturners who participated in the community plater project on view in…Find out more »
Pennsylvania Made: Local Forms in the Collection February 1 – April 20, 2019 Curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken *See the online gallery, here.* Philadelphia PA: The Center for Art in Wood is pleased to present Pennsylvania Made an exhibition that shines a light on its Museum Collection, curated by Artistic Director Jennifer-Navva Milliken. The Center has built an extensive collection for over forty years, and this is the first time since moving to its current space in 2011 that there has…Find out more »
The 2018 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Ben Strear | Sun, April 14, 2019 | 2 – 4 pm | Lecture and reception at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, New Castle County, DE Registration is required to attend. To RSVP click HERE. Please join us as we commemorate the 2018 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award with a lecture and reception at the Rotunda of the renowned Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. The 2018 recipient for the Bob…Find out more »
Humaira Abid, The Stains are Forever, 2016. Photo: Adeel Ahmed. Artist Lecture: Humaira Abid | Sponsored by the University of the Arts and the Center for Art in Wood | Thurs, April 16, 2020 | Live on ZOOM at 5 pm EDT Join the University of the Arts and the Center for a virtual Artist Lecture via ZOOM with Humaira Abid. Artist Humaira Abid’s life and passion is devoted to leveraging her artistic language to expose taboos and their harmful…Find out more »
Rescheduled - The 2019 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Humaira Abid | Thurs, July 23, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Virtual Lecture Co-hosted by Winterthur Museum RSVP Join us to celebrate the fourth year of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award is presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work, like Stocksdale’s, unites quality of craftsmanship and respect for materials. The 2019 recipient for the Bob…Find out more »